In 1985, Prince serenaded us with his hit 'Raspberry Beret' - a song so catchy that I still have troubles turning the radio dial when it comes on. Fast forward nearly 40 years [wow] and Benjamin Moore is calling their 'Raspberry Blush' the colour of the year for 2023. Apparently it's a vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink and enlivens the senses with an electric optimism. I love a great, descriptive marketing line. 

It's important to remember that unique, bold or designer colour choices can be subjective. I wouldn't exactly race out of the house to go pick up a couple of cans and start slapping them on the walls right now to ensure your home sells quickly in the coming months. The majority of the shades even listed in the 'Colour Trends for 2023' are just that, trends...and mainly options for feature walls - meaning one key wall in one room of the house. There is only 1 out of 8 listed there that I would even suggest using on more than one wall in your home, if you're looking to sell. And honestly, that's all I am good for - recommendations based on if you are looking to list a property for sale. Sure, I have an eye for design, can match a room together or throw together furniture to fit a space, but if you are planning on staying where you are for another few years, then go nuts and pick a shade that fits your personality or that can rejuvenate your home. You need to enjoy where you live and colour can play a big part in that - it conveys emotion. However if you are looking to transition into a new home in the next couple of years, let's hit the brakes with the daring tones that make up your walls. Fresh, light, neutral and calm are all synonymous terms for home interiors that are received well and sell quickly. If you are currently looking up from this blog and tilting your head, wondering if your current paint is 'ok' for today's buyers, don't worry - you're likely not alone. You might just need a little help and that's what I'm here for. If you are interested in scheduling a no hassle, no obligation walk through of your property, let's set it up. It's always best to be fully prepared when even considering the process of selling. In the meantime, you can peruse the plethora of fun colours below.

CLICK HERE for the Benjamin Moore article and check out their colour of the year and trends for the coming year.

Committed to your selling success and stress free experience,

Joel Gwillim | 403 999 8610

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